Review & Giveaway: Nantucket


By Nan Rossiter
Kensington Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9781617736506, August 25, 2015, 352pp.)

The Short of It:

Nantucket is such an idyllic, beautiful locale but even though it’s always been home for Liam Tate it’s also a reminder of what was.

The Rest of It:

After losing his parents in a car accident, Liam Tate moves into his Uncle’s house on Nantucket. Together, they while away the years working on boats or fixing up the house. For Liam, it’s a happy time and he loves living on the island and can’t imagine calling any other place home.

One summer, Cadie and her family vacation on the island. After meeting Liam, it’s pretty much love at first sight but Cadie’s from a well-to-do family and Liam is just a hardworking kid working in the boatyard. Clearly, the two have little in common but their immediate attraction to one another is something Cadie’s father will not tolerate so he whisks her back to New York, far away from Liam Tate.

Liam waits for a letter or phone call but he receives nothing from Cadie. He just assumes that she’s gone off to college to live the life she was meant to live. Several years later, the two are reunited and even though many years have passed, Liam can’t help but feel something for the woman who stole his heart so long ago.

I’ve read all of Nan Rossiter’s books so I was pretty excited to get my hands on this new one. One thing you can always count on is a fabulous setting and this novel is no exception. The other thing you can count on, four-legged characters you can’t ignore. In this case, Tuck, a lovable retriever and his feline buddy, affectionately called, Mobe.

In this novel, Rossiter’s focus is Liam and Cadie’s relationship and the role of second chances. Is it possible to love again after so many years? There is a slightly weightier edge to this story than the ones I’ve read before. Liam is forced to make some very difficult decisions and you all know how much I love it when characters are pushed outside of their comfort zones.

Speaking of characters, I adored Liam. I adored his dog, Tuck. I did not adore Cadie. Gasp! Cadie was just a young girl when this all went down but I was so angry at her for not contacting Liam after she left the island. Sure, she was young but what young person listens to their parents anyway?

That said, this story is a reminder at just how quickly your life can change and how having a little bit of faith can lead you in the right direction. It’s got a fabulous setting, a little bit of romance and some soul-searching, weightier issues to consider. There’s something for everyone.

Nan has been incredibly generous with her books and is offering one copy for me to give away! If you’d like a chance to win a copy, check out the details below.


This giveaway is for one copy of Nantucket and is open to the US and Canada. A winner will be chosen randomly by me. The book will come directly from the author. Only one entry per person.  Giveaway closes on August 31, 2015 (pacific). I will contact the winner for his/her mailing address.


Source: Review and giveaway copies provided by the author.
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17 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway: Nantucket”

  1. Sounds like a good story of second chances. And I agree, I love that Nantucket setting, especially this time of year! Thanks for the chance to win a copy too!

  2. Sounds really beautiful, especially given the setting. But is there a HEA to be had? I’d love to savor this one on a cool evening (whenever those cool evenings will decide to descend upon us… So far, not much luck!) Beautiful review, Ti ❤

    1. Rossiter’s books always go over well with me. They are warm and cozy but not all fluff. I cannot stand straight-up women’s fiction. I think you will love her books! The Gin and Chowder Club had me craving gin for a really long time. Not chowder, but gin. LOL.

    1. I live within a short drive of beaches but when Rossiter writes these books with beaches as the setting… I just want to quit my job and move.

  3. I agree with you about the straight-up women’s fiction. Ha! Most of it I just can’t read…but I love the more complicated and less predictable stuff! Finished Summerlong last night…I really enjoyed it! Thanks for putting it on my radar.

    1. Summerlong was like taking a long, cool drink. So different. I just read another book similar in tone, Days of Awe. I have yet to write the review but it was so good.

  4. This summer I’ve been in a Women’s Fiction mood! I’ve had time to sit by the water (not Nantucket, but the west coast) and just enjoy lots of reading. This one sounds great — but I better hurry as the summer is slipping away.

    1. Summer was completely non-existent for me! No time off to enjoy it but at least with books like this one I had a tiny virtual vacay. Okay, not the same but I tried!

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